Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Sep 2007 21:26 UTC, submitted by Chris Lattner
General Development The LLVM Project recently released a new version of their compiler, optimizer and code generators. LLVM includes a drop-in GCC-compatible C/C++ and ObjC compiler, mature optimization technology (including cross file/whole program optimization), and a highly optimizing code generator. For people who enjoy hacking on compilers and runtimes, LLVM provides libraries for implementing custom optimizers and code generators including JIT compiler support. This release is the first to provide beta GCC 4.2 compatibility as well as the new "clang" C/ObjC front-end, which provides capabilities to build source-to-source translators and many other tools.
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RE: Question
by saxiyn on Sun 30th Sep 2007 05:55 UTC in reply to "Question"
saxiyn
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2005-07-08

"What is the benefit of LLVM for C/C++ developers?"

It's dead simple. LLVM generates faster code (better optimization) in less time (better optimization architecture).

There are interfaces to JIT and optimization passes, but they aren't interesting unless you are a compiler developer.

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